What is Substance Abuse Comprehensive Outpatient Treatment (SACOT)

Substance Abuse Comprehensive Outpatient Treatment (SACOT) Program means a periodic service that is a time limited, multi-faceted approach treatment service for adults who require structure and support to achieve and sustain recovery.

SACOT Program is a service emphasizing reduction in use and abuse of substances and/or continued
abstinence, the negative consequences of substance abuse, development of social support network and necessary lifestyle changes, educational skills, vocational skills leading to work activity by reducing
substance abuse as a barrier to employment, social and interpersonal skills, improved family
functioning, the understanding of addictive disease, and the continued commitment to a recovery and maintenance program.
These services are provided during thedaynd evening hours to enable individuals to maintain residence in their community, continue to work or go to school, and to be a part of their family life. The following types of services are included in the SACOT Program:


1. Individual counseling and support; 

2. Group counseling and support; 

3. Family counseling, training or support; 

4. Biochemical assays to identify recent drug use (e.g., urine drug screens);

5. Strategies for relapse prevention to include community and social support systems in treatment;

6. Life skills;

7. Crisis contingency planning;

 8. Disease management; and Treatment support activities that have been adapted or specifically designed for persons with physical disabilities or persons with co-occurring disorders of mental illness and substance abuse/dependence or mental retardation/developmental disability and substance abuse/dependence.